March 4, 1999

Harry BlackmunToday in League HistoryMarch 4, 1999—Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, author of the Roe v. Wade decision, dies at the age of 90. Several reporters call to get a response from League Director Joe Scheidler, who reminisces about meeting Blackmun at an awards banquet in 1984 and asking him what it was like to live with the Roe decision and whether he regretted it. Blackmun affirmed that he still thought it was the right decision.

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